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Your Weekly Horoscope: October 24 to 30, 2021

Romance is in the air this week as intrepid Venus in Sagittarius connects with both hazy Neptune and expansive Jupiter. Being swept up in something is a needed distraction, but is this fling the real deal or a total fantasy situation? If things get too out of hand, the sun squares off with tough guy Saturn on the 30th bringing our expectations right back down to earth.

Also on the 30th, Mars joins the sun in its home sign of Scorpio. Here, the action planet doesn’t hesitate about speaking up or seeking revenge. Channel Mars in Scorpio native Taylor Swift in the “Look What You Made Me Do” video to get the most of this transit (through December 13th).

(Horoscopes follow for each sign. If you know your rising sign, reading for that sign too will provide further insight.)

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12 Aries  

Creative inspiration comes your way on the 26th as Venus squares off with Neptune. Let yourself relax into the fantasy of it all. Draw! Take a bubble bath! Play! This week might be your last to truly “check out” for quite some time. Not to be dramatic, but Mars’s shift into Scorpio on the 30th brings you back to life. For the rest of the fall, you’re going to be seeking collaborators and mentors to make some major moves.

This week’s mantra: Prioritize calm so you can manage the storm.

1 Taurus  

Romance is in the air this week, but you’re not feeling it. Venus squares off with Neptune on the 26th and you notice that all your friends have become sentient heart eye emojis. Meanwhile, you’re just fielding their calls about their crushes and feeling sorry for yourself. Just wait until the weekend when Mars enters Scorpio on the 30th. This transit (through December 13th) brings heat to your intimate relationships.

This week’s mantra: It’s almost your turn.

2 Gemini  

A romantic rendezvous on the 26th distracts you from meeting an important deadline at work. Thankfully, your client was just as confused as you were about those deliverables so take this win and count your blessings. Once Mars enters Scorpio on the 30th, you’re in an all grind all the time mode. Whether that means getting back into a fitness routine or staying late at the office, a work/life balance is hard to come by for the rest of the season.

This week’s mantra: Ambiguity is your advantage.

3 Cancer  

Though much of the last month has been about work, money and stress (over work and money), this week is a return to what brings you joy. Action-driven Mars enters your pleasure and creativity sector on the 30th, forcing you to prioritize date night with your lover, practicing guitar and more activities with your kids. Not everything has to “serve a higher purpose.” Some things are just fun.

This week’s mantra: Lighten up.

4 Leo  

Inspiration comes to you in a dream as Venus squares off with hazy Neptune on the 26th. The catch is that this creative project isn’t going to take off without someone else’s resources. Who do you want to collaborate with? Enjoy the focus on artistic endeavors at the top of the week because once Mars moves into Scorpio on the 30th, you’re set up for a few weeks of family drama. Is it time to cut off your sister-in-law with questionable politics once and for all?

This week’s mantra: Seek resources.

5 Virgo  

Communications heat up for you as Mars enters Scorpio on the 30th. Now’s the time to tackle all those interpersonal things that make you uncomfortable: a hard conversation with your kid’s teacher, an overflowing inbox, and an awkward text from an ancient ex. Did you forget how good it feels to get things off your chest? Now’s also a great time to make some cuts to your schedule. Say goodbye to those “we should get coffee” plans with flaky Fran—it’s not worth the stress.

This week’s mantra: Communicate, communicate, communicate!

6 Libra  

After months of either ignoring your finances or operating from a scarcity mindset, Mars’s shift into Scorpio on the 30th puts you back in control of your budgets and accounts. Opportunities and gigs are coming your way and though your initial impulse is to take all the money you can get and run, be sure to pause and contemplate before agreeing to a contract that ensures burnout.

This week’s mantra: Know your value.

7 Scorpio  

Since at least Virgo season, you’ve been a bit out of it, Scorpio. You’ve needed to do some deep internal work and there hasn’t been an opportunity to integrate what you’re learning into reality. Mars’s shift into Scorpio on the 30th has you feeling more like yourself than you have in months. Put on some dark lipstick and speak your piece. Don’t let anyone ignore your revelations.

This week’s mantra: Time to blossom.

8 Sagittarius  

If you’ve been struggling to build a rapport with coworkers or moms in the cul-de-sac over the last few weeks, something clicks on the 28th when sweet Venus connects with boisterous Jupiter. This aspect brings out the kind of messy post-deadline happy hour or late-night Moscow Mules on the neighbor’s porch that you haven’t experienced since the Before Times. Your boss wants to buy everyone shots and Nancy wants to give you her mother’s secret casserole recipe—so just let it happen. Enjoy!

This week’s mantra: Another round?

CAPBANNER  

Mars’s journey through Libra since mid-September has left you feeling like you’ve completely lost yourself in busy work. Will you ever catch up on all those emails? Once the action planet enters Scorpio on the 30th, you find a renewed sense of energy for pursuing your larger goals and dreams. Over the next few weeks, consider who owes you a favor and don’t hesitate to reach out.

This week’s mantra: You’re out of the woods. So now where do you want to go?

10 Aquarius  

After feeling stagnant in your career—what even is a “job” anyway?—for what feels like decades, Mars’s shift into Scorpio on the 30th helps you make some measurable progress. Whether you’re getting acknowledged in your network or saught out for your underrated organization skills, this is only the beginning of a recognition period. Stay humble. You’re a star, but there’s still work to be done.

This week’s mantra: You can handle this.

11 Pisces  

Though it often feels like you’re throwing your ideas out into the void, on the 26th, you’re pleasantly surprised by some positive feedback, whether it’s from your boss, partner or peers. This is only the beginning of a larger trend as Mars’s shift into Scorpio on the 30th has everyone looking to you as a mentor for the next few weeks. Remember: with great power comes great responsibility. Now’s your chance to lead by example.

This week’s mantra: Your knowledge is a gift.

Jaime Wright is an astrologer based in New York. You can subscribe to her newsletter for more musings on the stars.

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